A man is facing murder charges in Bauchi State after allegedly killing his father because he was a thief, and was disgracing their family.
The 33-year-old suspect, Ahmadu Saidu, a resident of Rakama village in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, was arrested by policemen from Ningi Division for allegedly conspiring with 30-year-old Umar Sanda Ali and one other suspect, now at large, to kill his biological father on the excuse that the deceased, 60-year-old Sa’idu Lawwali, was a thief, causing shame to the family in their area.
The suspects also burnt his corpse and buried him in a shallow grave in the village before they were nabbed by the police.
However, Ahmadu denied killing the man who sired him, saying it was his accomplice, Umar, who committed the act.
He said, “I am not involved in the killing because I have never stolen in my life. My sister and I are not married because people call us children of a thief. No one has come to marry my sister and any woman I proposed to usually turned me down on the excuse that my father was a thief,” he added.
However, Ali swore that he was innocent of the crime he was accused of.
“I swear I don’t know anything about Ahmadu’s father’s death,” he simply said.